Dr. Mel Kurtulus, MD

Obstetrics & GynecologyMaleAge 55

Dr. Mel Kurtulus, MD is a Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialist in La Jolla, CA and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Haceteppe U Fac Med, Ankara medical school in 1989. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kurtulus to book an appointment.

Dr. Kurtulus

San Diego Womens Health Inc.

9850 Genesee Ave Ste 770 La Jolla, CA 92037
Accepting new patients

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  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
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Dr. Kurtulus is simply brilliant! I am so incredibly thankful to have found him after being in non-stop, debilitating pain and struggling with incompetent doctors that attempted to gaslight me, for almost 7 months. I am in awe of Dr. Mel's knowledge, dedication and talent. He listened to me and not once did he second-guess my pain/symptoms. He answered all my questions and put me very much at ease. He performs robotic surgery which not only allows for increased precision, but there are smaller incisions, lower risk of infection, and MUCH less pain. After being in pain and bed-ridden for 9 months (during a global pandemic, no less), Dr. Kurtulus has given me my life back, and that is the ultimate gift. I will forever be grateful to Dr. Mel!
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Excellent doctor. Beautiful office.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Dr. Mel is a compassionate doctor who is dedicated to his patients. In addition to OBGYN he is also a robotic surgeon. Important to note he accepts out of network patients. The office and staff are warm and inviting He comes highly recommended.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Mel Kurtulus, MD is a Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialist in La Jolla, CA and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Education

1998
Stanford Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1997
So Ill Univ Hosp
Residency Hospital
1993
University of Illinois
Internship Hospital
1989
Haceteppe U Fac Med, Ankara
Medical School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Patients Choice Award, 2008
  • AAGL Achievement in Laparoscopic Surgery Award, 2007
  • Resident Research Award, 2003-2007

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What are Dr. Mel Kurtulus, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kurtulus frequently treats Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders, Hysteroscopy, and Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kurtulus treats.

Where is Dr. Mel Kurtulus, MD's office located?

Dr. Kurtulus' office is located at 9850 Genesee Ave Ste 770, La Jolla, CA 92037. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Kurtulus speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Kurtulus' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kurtulus treats Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Kurtulus treats this condition more than 78% of his peers

Hysteroscopy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kurtulus performs Hysteroscopy more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Kurtulus performs this procedure more than 70% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Hysteroscopy Sterilization
  • Operative Hysteroscopy
Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kurtulus treats Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis more than 54% of his peers

Dr. Kurtulus treats this condition more than 54% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bacterial Vaginosis

Dr. Kurtulus' conditions and procedures:

  • Adenomyosis
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Breech Position
  • C-Section
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Colposcopy
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endometriosis
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Female Infertility
  • Fetal Cardiac Monitoring
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Miscarriages
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis

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(858) 677-0777

Dr. Kurtulus accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
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HealthyBlue 2.0
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Cigna
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LocalPlus
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

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Practice

San Diego Womens Health Inc.9850 Genesee Ave Ste 770 La Jolla, CA 92037
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